09-17-2013, 03:53 PM
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Hoof abscess or sprained fetlock?? Hmm...
So my 10yo QH mare decided to go lame all of a sudden yesterday when I got home from school. Her fetlock is warm and very tender and it is very swollen. She could barely put any weight on it at all and she didn't want to move at all. I hosed it down a couple times last night and this morning, she was much better. She actually pushed open the stall door while I wasn't looking and ran out to the pasture.. ughh. It does not seem as swollen and she obviously wants to move so it doesn't hurt as much. But now I researched it a little more today, and I realized that it might be a hoof abscess, but when I touch her hoof, she isn't sore anywhere, just on her fetlock. What should I do to help her even more? She is currently on stall rest for a couple of days while I tend to her. Her fetlock is still very warm, though, but she isn't limping as bad.